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Prime Minister congratulates Kazakhstan over completion of WTO negotiations

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2015 07 28

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Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has extended greetings to Kazakhstan over the successful completion of 20 years of negotiations for the membership in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

“May I extend our greetings over Kazakhstan’s successful completion of the negotiations for the membership in the World Trade Organization. I sincerely hope that the membership will contribute to the economic growth of Kazakhstan will open new opportunities for mutual cooperation and provide an incentive for our businesses to find a niche in one of the largest markets in Central Asia” – reads Prime Minister’s letter to Kazachstan’s Prime Minister, Karim Massimov.

With the approval of the membership by the WTO General Council on July 27, Kazakhstan has committed to liberalize its trade regime create transparent, stable and predictable environment for trade and foreign investment, and prevent discrimination against foreign goods and services, while treating importers the same way as local producers.